Description of parts

1. Structural data

The parts are created and described in a given sector and are defined by:

  • Inner diameter of the sector
  • Outer diameter of the sector
  • Slot number or magnet number, driving the angular opening of the sector. This information is called structural data of the part. See the illustration of the sector shown below.

Structural data of parts
1 Angular opening of the sector
2 Outer diameter of the sector
3 Inner diameter of the sector

2. User parameters

All the parts can be parameterized so that the dimensions can be modified by using user parameters. These dimensions of the part are defined inside the sector (that is by considering the structural data).

User input parameters of parts (Outer slot example)
Note: A section “Output formulas” allows defining additional information about dimensions of the considered part. So, the output data defined is displayed in Motor Factory DESIGN area for SLOT or MAGNET

3. Constraints

Constraints can be imposed in a part to control the use of user input parameters.

For example, a slot height cannot be greater than the thickness of the stator outer ring.

This is mainly to improve the robustness of parts.

Note: Constraints are not mandatory in parts definition.

4. Status of parts

The status of a part illustrates the building steps of the part that have been carried out.

It validates that the considered part can be used to build a machine (in Motor Factory).

Example of status:
  1. On the left side, all the steps are validated, and the part can be used in Motor Factory
  2. On the right side, the part is not yet finished and cannot be used in Motor Factory

When all the items of the status are not validated, then it is illustrated in the list shown above, but some icons are also modified as indicated below.

How is it shown that the considered part is not validated and cannot be used in Motor Factory?
1 The icon on the right top part of the Part Factory environment shows a broken illustration.
2 Thumbnail to illustrate a non-validated outer slot.
3 Thumbnail to illustrate a non-validated inner magnet.

Illustration of invalid part for inner magnet (1) or outer slot (2)

5. Details

The parts data are grouped in a section and named as “Details”.

Information is given as:

  • Name of the part
  • Name of the corresponding library
  • Type of library
  • Type of sector
  • State (Qualifiable or Not qualifiable)
  • Version of the model used to build the parts in Part Factory.Other information such as toothed winding design or consequent pole depend upon whether it is a slot or magnet.